Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

VTech picks XPO for storage and warehousing contract

VTech has awarded XPO Logistics a contract to handle its storage and warehousing requirements in the UK that expands on a long-standing relationship between the two.

VTech Toot-toot animals

VTech Toot-toot animals

Education toy company VTech offers a range of products such as the InnoTab tablet, Toot-Toot Driver play set, and Kidizoom handheld devices.

XPO will provide flexible warehousing to fulfil VTech customer orders in the UK. The operation will be based at XPO Logistics’ West Hallam shared user facility in Derbyshire.

At peak, the site will accommodate secure storage of over 10,000 pallets of VTech products. A bespoke warehouse management system will receive orders electronically for picking and packing, ready for despatch. XPO will also manage a reverse logistics operation at the facility.

Paul Holding, operations director for VTech, said: “The West Hallam facility’s proximity to major parcel and pallet network hubs will bring greater efficiency to our customer service infrastructure and allow for later cut-off times for orders.

“In addition to these immediate benefits, XPO Logistics has the ability to adapt quickly to our changing storage requirements, and can readily accommodate volume growth.”